A Webster County jury in Fort Dodge this afternoon found Mark Anthony Wilson guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Joni Manning. The 12 member jury made their decision after deliberating since 10:45 this morning and came back with their verdict just before one this afternoon.

Manning was murdered in July of 2001 at her rural Webster County home. Wilson surrendered to law enforcement authorities in California last August after being on the run for eight years. The sentencing for Wilson is scheduled for April 30th.

By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City